So before I got married and all the wedding stuff, I basically stopped working out about 2 weeks before the wedding. I literally had no time. With two amazing showers on back to back days and a bachelorette party the next weekend and the wedding the next with three filming days, I was pooped and a little stressed about all the wedding stuff coming together and not knowning anything about it. After the wedding it was all about finishing up things at work and getting ready to go to Europe, so I have little time to work out at all.
In Europe, I didn’t work out at all since we were constantly going. We woke up every day pretty much at six and were back in our rooms around 10 or 11, with very full days of touring. It was great to see the city that way, but I was exhausted.
When I was over in Europe, I saw so many people out running and working out, it made me miss it a lot! I haven’t had that feeling in a long, long time! When I got back, the very next morning I took off for a short run. I’m not going to lie, it was tough and I could feel that I haven’t run in a LONG time, but it felt good to be getting out there.
I went for a three runs last week, including a longer 50 minute run on Saturday. 49 of those minutes I wanted to die. BUT it was the fact that I was out there and working at getting my fitness back, so that made me feel good. Since last weekend, I went to spin class on Tuesday at a new place that I really liked, went running yesterday morning and ran 4 miles without stopping and then today it’s pilates day!
I know that getting back on track is hard, especially when we still seemed to have so much going on with finishing up closing on the house (september 6 we get keys!) and figuring out all that stuff, but I know that doing workouts and making them a priority for me is what will make working out work.
So getting back on the train I have realized a few things I must remind myself of.
1. It will take time but I will get back to being able to run without stopping again soon.
2. If I make working out a priority, it happens
3. Getting up at 5:30 for spin class is hard, but it’s totally worth it
4. I need to stick with it, and it will pay off
Not working out for almost 2 months is rough, but now that I’m getting back into the swing of things, it’s getting easier and easier as I keep going with it. It’s taking those initial steps to get back in the routine that leave you sore, tired and walking during a run, but I know that in a few short weeks I’ll be back to normal. :)